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  • Writer's pictureArchie Davidson

Keep Calm And Check Your Balls

Here at Mast Financial Services, we are delighted to support a local cancer charity – Bristol based ‘It’s in the Bag’.

We were drawn to ‘It’s In the Bag’ by their straightforward, positive and upbeat approach. The charity provides practical support and advice for men and their families with a diagnosis of testicular cancer. They also raise awareness of the disease throughout the South West from Truro to Worcester, with their no-nonsense slogans and engaging campaigns. Who could forget a monkey called Nuts, or the annual Testicular Ball? Sadly, their face to face awareness, fundraising and social events have been curtailed by COVID19 and direct donations are more important than ever. We donate to them every time we arrange a Critical Illness or Income Protection policy and raise awareness on our company website and communications.

‘It’s In the Bag’ has three simple aims:

  1. Support Being diagnosed with testicular cancer and going through treatment is a huge challenge – physically, mentally and emotionally. The Charity provides a range of activities and initiatives to help men through this tough time.

  2. Awareness It’s in the Bag teach men the importance of checking their balls regularly and taking any issues straight to their GP. Spreading this knowledge promotes earlier diagnosis, which often means simpler, more effective treatment and better chances of a cure. This is achieved by using quirky images and slogans to get men talking.

  3. Survival With UK cure rates for testicular cancer running above 98%, we focus on survival – helping guys tackle the emotional and practical impact of cancer, both during treatment and beyond.

A group of testicular cancer survivors set up ‘It’s In the Bag’ in 2009 and it is still run by unpaid volunteers. This means that over 90% of donations are spent directly on charitable works. You can find out more about this great charity at

At Mast Financial Services we can explore how to cover the unexpected – please contact us today.

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